Expansion Areas: Phase 1

Phase 1 of DEN's Gate Expansion Program will build 39 new gates, increasing gate capacity at the airport by 30%. The first four new gates opened on the west side of Concourse B in November 2020.

Work continues in the three remaining expansion areas across all three concourses. All expansion areas are expected to be operational in 2022. Take a look at this video to go behind the scenes on the construction site:

 

About the Expansion Areas: 

Each of DEN's three existing concourses is being expanded as part of the Gate Expansion Program allowing airlines an opportunity to grow and for DEN to accommodate new airlines, including international carriers.

Concourse A-West Expansion Project

Expected completion: Complete Spring 2022

Structural topping out (placement of the final beam for the exterior structure, signifying completion of the steel structure for the building): October 2020

Project Specifications and Details

  • 12 gates, 16 holdrooms (waiting areas at gates) and additional support space totaling 530,000 square feet of new space
  • All new gates leased to United Airlines
  • 10,000 sq. ft. of new concessions space
  • New outdoor deck with views of the mountains and featuring a pet relief area, outdoor seating and fire pits for ambiance

Concourse B-West Expansion Project

Completion date: Nov. 20, 2020

Structural topping out: October 2019

 Project Specifications and Details

  • 4 gates, 6 holdrooms (waiting areas at gates) and additional support space totaling 89,247 square feet of new space
  • All new gates leased to United Airlines
  • 5,000 sq. ft. of new concessions space
  • New outdoor deck with views of the mountains and featuring a pet relief area, outdoor seating and fire pits for ambiance

Concourse B-East Expansion Project

Expected competition: Complete by end of 2021

Structural topping out: July 2020

Project Specifications and Details

  • 5 newly constructed narrow body gates plus 5 regional gates and 12 new holdrooms totaling 126,000 sq. ft.
  • New gates will replace dedicated smaller regional size gates with standard size concourse gates that can be used for both regional and mainline aircraft
  • All new gates leased to United Airlines
  • 6,000 sq. ft. of new concessions space

Fun Facts:

  • B-East “topped out” with the exterior structure on July 22, 2020 at an approximate height of 52 feet – that’s nearly as tall as three of DEN’s “Jeppesen” statutes stacked one on top of the other.
  • B-East Concourse combined with the existing structure will be approximately 659 feet long which nearly as long as three Airbus A380 aircrafts – the largest plane ever to land at DEN.
  • The new and existing structure on B-East Concourse will be approximately 811,500 sq. ft. combined, which is equal to about 7.5 city blocks in Downtown Denver!

Concourse C-East Expansion Project

Expected completion: Complete Spring 2022

Structural topping out: July 2020

Project Specifications and Details

  • 16 new gates, 20 holdrooms (waiting areas at gates) and support space totaling 530,000 square feet of new space
  • All gates leased to Southwest Airlines
  • 30,000 sq. ft. of new concessions space
  • C-East will also include a newly constructed outdoor deck that will provide views of the prairie and feature a pet relief area, outdoor seating and fire pits for ambiance

Fun Facts:

  • The new structure will be approximately 530,000 sq. ft., which is equal to approximately 9 football fields combined. 
  • C-East “topped out” with the exterior structure on July 10, 2020, at an approximate height of 88 feet – that’s nearly as tall as three of DEN’s “Mustang” statutes stacked one on top of the other.
  • The new C-East Concourse, combined with the existing structure, will be approximately 1,155 feet long, or the equivalent length of about five and a half Boeing 747 aircraft carriers.